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Ordinary Tidiness (Level 2)

The second highest level of cleanliness and housekeeping on an operating standards scale comprising 5 levels, as developed by APPA. 

  • Floors and base moldings shine and/or are bright and clean. 
  • There is no buildup in corners or along walls, but there can be up to two days worth of dust, dirt, stains, or streaks. 
  • All vertical and horizontal surfaces are clean, but marks, dust, smudges, and fingerprints are noticeable upon close observation. 
  • Light all work and fixtures are clean. 
  • Washroom and shower fixtures and tile gleam and are odour-free. Supplies are adequate. 
  • Trash containers hold only daily waste, are clean and odour-free. 
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Fig. Ordinary tidiness of the interior finishes at a facility managed to the comprehensive stewardship level.


Relationship between FCI, funding levels and facility operating standards.
Fig. Relationship between FCI, funding levels and facility operating standards.

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Maintenance cartoon depicting the challenge of moving up the five levels of cleanliness.
Fig. Maintenance cartoon depicting the challenge of moving up the five levels of cleanliness.

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